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Cathay, ND Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Cathay is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cathay is lower than North Dakota average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #149

Cathay, ND
0.00
North Dakota
0.00
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Cathay, ND
0.0000
North Dakota
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #230

Cathay, ND
69.27
North Dakota
81.79
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 1,084 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cathay, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:18Cold:15Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:71Hail:618Heat:0Heavy Snow:17
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:15
Thunderstorm Winds:268Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:3
Other:26 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cathay, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cathay, ND.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cathay, ND.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cathay, ND.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.41952-06-15347°24'N / 99°33'W1.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0Wells
13.31974-07-11247°41'N / 99°12'W0025K0Eddy
23.51954-07-06247°42'N / 99°52'W2.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Wells
27.92001-08-08248°00'N / 99°35'W47°55'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Benson
 Brief Description: The tornado began northwest of Maddock and travelled along a path intermittently to near Flora and near Oberon. A 40x60 foot metal shed was demolished. About 2 miles northeast of Maddock, a grain bin was pulled from its foundation and thrown about 500 yards. A hopper bin and concrete pad were also turned on end at this location. Many large trees were flattened all along the path until the tornado weakened from Flora to near Oberon.
28.01974-05-20247°56'N / 99°25'W47°59'N / 99°21'W3.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benson
29.72001-08-08247°59'N / 99°33'W47°58'N / 99°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Benson
 Brief Description: A grain elevator was heavily damaged and will likely be shut down for the rest of the year. Many trees were uprooted and a camper was overturned. 1.5 miles of powerline was blown down with 24 poles snapped.
30.51972-07-29247°34'N / 98°47'W47°36'N / 98°44'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Foster
31.91952-07-01447°09'N / 100°06'W47°12'N / 99°30'W28.20 Miles150 Yards01250K0Burleigh
32.52001-07-17247°08'N / 99°40'W47°04'N / 99°31'W10.00 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Kidder
 Brief Description: Tornado reported to be 1/2 mile wide at times. The tornado remained in open country before entering into Stutsman county. Damage was contained to metal and double poled high power line towers. A farmstead in the path of the tornado sustained $200,000 in damage. (see Stutsman county report on same tornado.)
32.51965-05-20247°38'N / 100°06'W003K0Wells
33.41958-05-30347°56'N / 99°48'W48°03'N / 99°38'W10.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Benson
39.82001-07-17247°05'N / 99°25'W46°53'N / 99°10'W20.00 Miles880 Yards00500K0Stutsman
 Brief Description: The tornado moved southeast out of Kidder county. Numerous sources reported the tornado ranged to 1/2 mile wide at times. The tornado was on the ground for 66 minutes with a total storm path of 29 miles. The tornado remained in open country flattening a total of 64 metal and double high power line towers.
41.52002-08-11446°57'N / 99°18'W46°58'N / 99°18'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00650K0Stutsman
 Brief Description: The tornado formed 5 miles north of Medina, over open country, traveling slowly to the north...northeast. One farmstead was totally destroyed and the second farmstead suffered moderate damage. No injuries were reported but a family pet was killed. Other damage reported was a 9 ton grain truck moved 250 feet and destroyed, three other vehicles moved 150 to 250 feet and heavily damaged, and a farm tractor picked up and laid on top a farm pickup truck. Also destroyed were 5 transmission towers with a cost replacement of $200 thousand. The tornado was rated by National Weather Service Storm Survey Team.
44.51966-08-05248°06'N / 98°54'W01250K0Ramsey
45.31976-06-12248°05'N / 98°50'W000K0Ramsey
45.51960-08-02246°54'N / 99°18'W003K0Stutsman
47.51985-05-30247°12'N / 100°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Burleigh
48.41968-08-23347°09'N / 98°28'W47°14'N / 98°35'W7.40 Miles100 Yards03250K0Stutsman
48.81957-07-16247°10'N / 100°17'W003K0Burleigh


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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